Mexico’s Magical Colonial Cities
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Duration: 9 Days
For centuries, Mexico’s signature molé Poblano has dazzled the palate with its dizzying number of surprising ingredients, including fruit, chocolate, and chili peppers among the list of twenty or more components to the savoury sauce. The varied sights and sounds of Colonial Mexico have the same astonishing effect on those who venture down its cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways. For it’s here that you can see Baroque architecture reminiscent of the Old World, museums that rival Europe’s finest, and even a pyramid wider than any in Egypt. With visits to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the pink-spired, 17th-century church of San Miguel de Allende, this tour of Mexico takes you back in time while leading you to some of today’s most magnificent scenery. From the rainbow-lined sidewalks of Guanajuato to the inviting plazas of Guadalajara, you’ll be shimmying to mariachi music, sipping mezcal and margaritas, and shouting everyone’s favourite word, Tequila!
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY
Welcome to Mexico! Schedule flights to arrive by 4 pm in time to meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink. A transfer from Mexico City International Airport to your hotel is included.
Day 2 MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY Folklorico Ballet Show at the Palace of Fine Arts. Guided sightseeing includes Paseo de la Reforma Avenue, the historic centre (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) featuring the Zócalo, the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Templo Mayor (the great temple of the Aztec capital). Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 3 MEXICO CITY. EXCURSION TO CHOLULA & PUEBLA
CHOLULA Guided sightseeing includes the famous Church of the Lady of Remedies, which sits atop the largest pyramid in the world. PUEBLA Visit the historic centre (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Cathedral, and the Parián craft market, followed by lunch at a local restaurant to sample Poblano molé (a traditional regional dish). (B,L)
Day 4 MEXICO CITY–SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE Walking tour includes the historic main square with Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and 17-century church known for its soaring pink spires. Free time this afternoon. (B,D)
Day 5 SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE
SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE Visit to the Fabrica la Aurora includes a local artist interaction. Free time the remainder of the day. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in San Miguel de Allende with a visit to its artisan shops and cafés. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 6 SAN MIGUEL ALLENEDE–DOLORES HIDALGO–GUANAJUATO
DOLORES HIDALGO Orientation walk through Dolores Hidalgo, the birthplace of Mexico’s Independence. GUANAJUATO Walking tour includes the historic centre (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Basilica, the University, and the famous Callejón del Beso (the Alley of the Kiss). See the city’s underground streets and panoramic views from atop El Pipila. Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 7 GUANAJUATO–TLAQUEPAQUE–GUADALAJARA
TLAQUEPAQUE Orientation walk and visit to Paco Padilla’s Taller de Cerámica (ceramic workshop) includes a hands-on ceramics experience. Lunch at a local restaurant includes a traditional mariachi show and music. GUADALAJARA Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 8 GUADALAJARA. EXCURSION TO TEQUILA
TEQUILA Guided visit to the Agave Landscape (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and orientation walk through the city centre. Guided tour of the Mundo Cuervo (Jose Cuervo) distillery includes a tequila tasting before lunch at a local restaurant. GUADALAJARA Farewell dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 9 GUADALAJARA.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. A transfer to the Guadalajara International Airport (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Airport) is included. (B)
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